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Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust

Registered Charity Number 254196
Registered Museum Number 834

Cheddleton Flint Mill is a fine example of a water mill that ground flint for the pottery industry.  The site features two water mills, a small museum, a period cottage, the canal and many other exhibits.  The site is open to the public.

The Cheddleton Flint Mill Preservation Trust was formed in 1967 to preserve the unique mill complex and provide educational information concerning the historical development of pottery raw materials. In 1972 the Trust widened its objectives to encompass more of Britain's Industrial Heritage and became the Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust.

Between 1997 and 2000 we undertook a second major renovation of our Grade II* listed complex, with the aid of the Heritage Lottery Fund and donations from many other organizations. The buildings should now be structurally sound for many years to come, and much of the machinery is in good running order. One of our current goals is to expand our educational facilities and study packs for school visits, with the help of local teachers.

The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees and a team of volunteers, none of whom are paid. We do not charge visitors to the mill, but instead rely upon donations to meet our running costs.

We are always on the lookout for willing volunteers to carry out a variety of tasks from mechanical maintenance to giving guided tours. We are also in the process of creating a Friends of Cheddleton Flint Mill Society to bring together people with an interest in the mill, industrial heritage and local history.

The Trust is committed to sustainability in all senses ie. environmental, financial and preservation of the buildings and collection. These all go hand in hand. We are particularly keen to address green issues and have attained the Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark.


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